Zonta Fundraising Ideas

Zontians are a culturally diverse group of women (and men) who share a commitment to working for women’s rights and gender equality. They are professionals and executives from a wide array of sectors – architects, educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors, pilots, government officials and more. Zonta clubs hold a fundraiser in support of women’s issues and causes, both local and international. Fundraising can be a challenge in hard times.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In New York, the Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club holds an annual Zonta Zumbathon fundraiser to benefit local scholarships and community projects. Elsewhere in NY, the Zonta Club of Auburn held its major fundraiser, a two-woman golf scramble at Highland Country Club to provide grants and scholastic awards to help local women. Fundraisers by other Zonta clubs include dances, dinners, auctions, product sales, and raffles.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next Zonta club fundraiser.

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Do-It-Yourself Zonta Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Zonta DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Crock Pot Cook-off, Honey Do, Night Golf Tournament, Make Believe Tea Party, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Zonta fundraiser.

Don’t Come Event – A don’t come fundraising event is a clever way of asking for donations in a novel and humorous manner. First things first! This event will never actually happen — other than on paper. You send invitations to supporters – and potential supporters – for a spectacular event with scrumptious food, exciting entertainment, and a glamorous guest of honor. The sky’s the limit since the event won’t actually occur. Let your imagination run wild! Read more…

Gift Wrapping – Get in touch with a store or mall in your area and ask about setting up a gift-wrapping fundraising booth for their customers for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and/or Christmas. Just like regular gift wrapping stations, you can charge different amounts for different levels of wrapping. Read more…

Celebrity Cookbook – Our club determined that, due to more families cooking at home to save money rather than eating out, a cookbook would be a good fundraising project to pursue. With so many cookbooks on the market, we knew we needed to design one that was unique. Through brainstorming, the club determined that recipes from celebrities—politicians, entertainers and athletes—would be out of the ordinary and of interest to potential buyers. Read more…